Report: Knicks Guard J.R. Smith Will Be Suspended For 5 Games For Violation Of NBA Substance Abuse Policy

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Knicks guard
J.R. Smith will be suspended by the NBA for five gamesfor a violation of the league’s substance abuse program.

A source told Yahoo! that Smith tested positive for marijuana.

In April, Smith won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award. In July, Smith signed a three-year, $US18 million contract extension with the Knicks.

The NBA is expected to formally announce the suspension Friday afternoon.

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